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  • president Biden says he'll approve a disaster declaration for the U.

  • S state of Texas following a crippling winter storm.

  • At least two dozen people died of the unusually cold weather, which also disrupted electricity and water supplies.

  • The snow and ice may have melted, but Texans are facing a new hurdle.

  • A shortage of clean water.

  • Houston residents queued for up to three hours for just that on Friday.

  • The water came on for a slight moments, I believe, on Thursday or late Wednesday, but it only came on as a trickle.

  • I also wanted to get some for my neighbor.

  • She's elderly and can't get out at all and has no water at all.

  • Record low temperatures have led to pumping problems, burst pipes and water mains across the state, even flooding some homes.

  • It's just the latest misery for residents who are left without heat or electricity for days.

  • I'm just, uh, overwhelmed.

  • Everything's you know, the coronavirus and I lost my job.

  • You know, my mortgage.

  • You know I have a business and I have a lot of stuff that you know a lot of, and, uh, I don't know.

  • I'm just it's overwhelming it.

  • It's okay, Seven million people are currently under orders to boil tap water before drinking or cooking, As low water pressure could have allowed bacteria into the system.

  • The state's governor has appealed for help from the U.

  • S.

  • President.

  • I talked to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, the administrator, uh, this afternoon, I'm gonna ask him to accelerate our responsive request for quote.

  • It's a different decoration, a major disaster declaration so that we can get everything done that we need that's possible to get done well.

  • The declaration would allow for more federal funds to be distributed for the relief effort, which would be welcomed by the thousands who are still without power and water.

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